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Vasily Smyslov vs Robert Huebner
Smyslov - Hübner Candidates Quarterfinal (1983), Velden AUT, rd 4, Mar-30
English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights Variation (A35)  ·  1-0



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Aug-28-05  RookFile: This strikes me as a very complex game. It was not at all obvious, in playing through it, that white would prevail.
Apr-06-07  Ulhumbrus: This is one of my favourite games. The masterpiece of the match. White set up a magnificent looking centre which in this case turned out to be an effective weapon as well, charging so as to open lines against Black's King side. Smyslov at his best.
Apr-06-07  ounos: What would happen after 43. ... Rxh2? I don't see a too obvious win for White...
Apr-06-07  Tomlinsky: <ounos: What would happen after 43. ... Rxh2? I don't see a too obvious win for White...>

44.Qg4+ wins immediately. White wins the rook on h2 with checks that get the queen/rook pair communicating. For example...

44...Kh6 45.Kf4+ protecting the white rook or 44...Kh8 45.Qc8+ and the rook can again be protected with a check next move on f8 or f5. Lastly, 44...Kh7 and 45.Qf5+ does the trick. The black rook is not long for this world in any variation.

Jun-23-08  Ulhumbrus: Smyslov employs a hypermodern strategy whilst playing in a classical style, so as to produce this masterpiece.
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  vonKrolock: after <30.♗xg6>

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Hübner should play 30...♕c6+ ▢ 31.♔g1 ♗g8, and now the strike ♗ takes h7 will not be possible, for ♖ takes and the g6 square is defended Then after 32.♗b1 (with idea of the ♘ check in g6) 32...♖f6! etc} with a stable position, in which black's majority in the ♕ wing could soon becomes a preponderant factor

Jul-25-10  Ulhumbrus: After 30..Qc6+ 31 Kg1 Bg8 the Black Queen defends the point g6. This suggests 32 Qh5 attacking the point g6 a second time.
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  offramp: White could have played 29.Bxa7

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If 29...Rxa7 30. Rxe5 Qxe5 31. Ng6+! .

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Jul-05-17  Kashew: When did Huebner actually resign?
I have a score that finishes with 46.Qe6!

“A well-timed resignation is a fine and noble art.” –Bo Bredenhof CC Chronicles on

Jul-05-17  Kashew: Anyhow, Smyslov at his wonderful best - Yes, a masterpiece!

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